• Student Opportunities and Events



    The COVID-19 vaccination is a key to keeping Ohio’s students in the classroom, and that’s why the Ohio Department of Health has launched Ohio Vax-2-School.
    Ohioans between the ages of 12 and 25 who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination have the chance to win one of 150 $10,000 scholarships and one of five $100,000 scholarships to an Ohio college or university for career or technical education.
    The entry period is open now. To learn more about this initiative or to submit an entry, visit ohiovax2school.com or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

    What is the True2U 9th Grade Program?

    The True2U 9th Grade Program is an extension of the current True2U Program geared to further help students succeed in high school and prepare for life beyond graduation. The 9th Grade Program is a mentoring program that meets one Saturday morning a month between November 2021 - May 2022 from 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.  Each session will feature engaging icebreakers, group activities, thought-provoking discussions and small group mentoring interactions. Session topics include goal-setting, career awareness, money management, entrepreneurship and more! Students will receive a $25 stipend for each session that they participate in.
    Sessions will generally take place from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. one Saturday a month and will be facilitated by program staff. The program begins Saturday, November 13, 2021.
    Click here for the details and the complete schedule.

    SEL/Anti-bullying Summit

    The SEL/Anti-bullying Summit for middle and high school students is October 21st and 22nd. We are limiting the number of participants to three scholars and one chaperone. Buses will be picking each school team beginning at 9:00. The program will be at EPC beginning at 10:00 and ending at 12:00 with a provided lunch. Scholars will be bused back to their home school at 1:00. We are emphasizing masks, social distancing, and good sanitary procedures. 
    • Middle schoolers - Thursday, October 21st 
    • High schoolers - Friday, October 22nd
    Florence Nightingale Day 2021
    The Caucus for Women in Statistics and American Statistical Association are pleased to present the fourth annual Florence Nightingale Day. This annual event will be hosted online by The Ohio State University Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Middle and high school students who are at least 13 years old and not in college or university are welcome. This event is open to students in public and nonpublic schools as part of an international event to celebrate women in statistics and data science and promote the science of data. Students can discover career opportunities in statistics and big data, take part in fun activities and meet with industry mentors.
    Additional information and registration are available here.

    FREE books for children under age 5

    Here’s some good news! The Literacy Cooperative is pleased to offer free books for all children under age 5 in Cuyahoga County through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Parents of children under the age of 5 can enroll online at www.literacycooperative.org or by texting FREEBOOKS to 313131 to receive free, brand new, high quality books mailed to their home each month until the child turns five. The program is also available in all other Ohio communities.
    To register in those, visit www.ohioimaginationlibrary.org.

    Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

    Youth Advisory Council

    Application Deadline: October 15, 2021
    Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Youth Advisory Council (YAC) gives youth from diverse backgrounds meaningful leadership experiences and an opportunity to give voice to the youth perspective on programming aimed at their peer group. The YAC is comprised of about 30 high school-age environmentally and conservation-minded youth living in northeast Ohio. YAC members will have an active and formal leadership role in helping the Zoo design programming that fills the gap between an environmental career goal and entering that workforce. With the benefit of YAC’s feedback, advice and recommendations, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will be better able to meet the specific needs of the environmentally and conservation-minded youth in northeast Ohio. 
    Membership Benefits As a member of YAC, you can expect to receive many benefits, including:
    • Receiving leadership building and training opportunities
    • Enlarging your network by serving with a regional and diverse group of youth
    • Interacting with and learning from a variety of conservation professionals
    • Adding this accomplishment to your resume, distinguishing you from other teens
    • An annual family membership (2 adults + 4 youth) to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
    • Lunch at every monthly meeting
    • Compensation of $600 for October 2021 – June 2022 service (to be paid in 4 installments of $150)
    Click here for details.

    Fulbright In The Classroom 2021

    The Fullbright Program is the flagship international exchange program of the United States. The Program aims to increase mutual understanding through cultural exchanges between the United States and 165 foreign countries. Vincent L. Briley served as a Fulbright grantee in Germany in 2012 and would like to share his experiences with you as part of the 2021 Fulbright In The Classroom.
    Fulbright in the Classroom connects Fulbright alumni and current international visitors with K-through-College classrooms across America to share their experiences and introduce students to foreign countries and cultures.
    This will be a 45-minute virtual presentation via Zoom and an opportunity to learn together through international exchange.
    More information about the Fulbright program can be found here https://us.fulbrightonline.org/
    Please contact Vincent L. Briley at (216) 772 - 9671 or VincentBriley@Gmail.com to get connected.

    Youth 360: Youth Advisory and Leadership Alliance

    Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is seeking young leaders (grades 8-12) to apply for
    Participants will build skills such as program design, community activism, team building, peer communication and leadership!
    Students earn a $25 gift card after each session and raffle entries throughout the program!
    Application deadline: Friday, September 17, 2021
    Youth 360 Sessions will be held one (1) Saturday per month from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. beginning October 9th!
    Sessions will be offered in-person and virtually.
    Questions? Please contact educationoutreach@clevelandrcc.org
    Help us spread the word! Click here for a printable flyer to post in your classroom, office, or library!

    College Board Opportunity Scholarships

    The Scholarships

    Open now to the Class of 2022: Complete these 6 college planning steps for 6 separate chances at $500. When you finish all 6, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $40,000 scholarship, but you can still earn money even if you don’t complete them all.


    Apply today


    What Should Schools Be?

    Student Survey
    A group of students from Cleveland School of Arts have been tasked by CEO Eric Gordon to re-envision how school could look and function in the future. In order to gather insight from students all over the district, they have created a survey for peers in other schools.
    Here is a link to a short 45-second video that introduces what the survey intends to do.


    Free student mentoring for grades 1-6

    This summer, we are pleased to offer free mentoring for students in grades 1-6 to help them get a head start on the upcoming school year after a year of remote learning may have put some at risk of falling behind.
    Mentors are available in-person and virtually to help students with math, science and language arts.
    Visit or call your local branch to make an appointment. Free, live homework help is also available via our Tutor.com service.
    Click here to learn more.


    Free College for Future Educators

    An Ohio Scholarship Program for People of Color
    Ohio Federation of Teachers is committed to bringing more people of color into the teaching profession.
    • Scholarships cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books
    • Mentorship program to guide students
    • Tutoring and other support services are available
    • Specialized programs for learners at all levels
    • In partnership with Central State University, Easter Gateway Community College and The Student Resource Center
    Click here for details.


    Free Homework Help

    Monday - Thursday
    Coach Sam's Scholars is offering Free Homework help.
    St. Paul's Community Church | 4:00 - 6:00 pm
    JFK Recreation Center | 12:00 - 2:00 pm and 5:00 - 7:00 pm
    Click here for more information.
    Questions? Call 216-835-4705 or 216-223-3020

    The President's Council Scholarship

    The Presidents’ Council offers this scholarship program to Northeast Ohio African-American high school students with a GPA between 2.0 and 3.0 in grades 10th through 12th. 
    PC Scholars works with these students on our four pillars: academics, life skills, career preparedness and leadership over the course of three years. At the end of their time in the program, students are eligible for scholarships that could range from $1,500 - $3,000 from The Presidents’ Council that are renewable all four years of college and managed by our partner College Now. 
    Right now, we are recruiting current 9th-11th grade scholars for our program for the current academic year. I wanted to share our information with you to see if you could share it with your students and their parents. I would love to present this information to your scholars as well if the opportunity is presented. We do everything we can to help students achieve their dreams and become the best version of themselves. 
    You can find more information at our website, where students can also apply: https://thepresidentscouncil.com/scholarships/

    Free Remote Drop-In Tutoring Available to K-12 Learners

    The Community Learning Center at Cleveland State University hosts FREE drop-in remote tutoring via Zoom:
    Mondays: 4:00-5:00
    Wednesdays: 5:00-6:00
    Saturdays 11:00-12:00
    Sundays: 3:00-4:00
    Visit their website or contact me for more information.

    Tri-C Financial Aid Nights

    Are you a current or prospective student looking for information about the FAFSA or Tri-C’s financial aid process? Join us the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. for a live, interactive virtual session!* 
    *Sessions take place via Webex. Easy to access from any device.
    Click here for details.

    Parent University Virtual College Tours

    Typically, the FACE department offers college bus tours. Due to COVID-19 we are not able to take families and scholars on these tours. We have worked with several universities and colleges to offer virtual college tours. Below is a list of colleges and universities that offer virtual tours. Click on the below link to attend or register for virtual tours. We hope that you will take this opportunity to explore the possibilities in the virtual realm with your scholar. 

    Dollar Bank's 2020–2021 Tuition Scholarship Contest

    Seniors, win a $10,000 Scholarship from Dollar Bank. See contest rules and requirements for eligibility.


    Virtual Learning Opportunities for Parents/Caregivers

    There are many community partners, agencies and organizations offering FREE online learning opportunities. Please check out the offerings below to attend a variety of workshops on topics which will assist you with supporting your family and gain new skills. These offerings include Online Computer Training, free high-quality courses, and career training programs online, and SEL and academic workshops to support scholars and families. Check them out on our Parent University webpage.